Make it a fall-free autumn with fall prevention…

September 24th, 2015 No Comments

Visiting Angels NJ Promotes Fall Prevention Awareness

As we usher in the first days of autumn, it’s time to focus on Fall Prevention Awareness. Did you know 2.3 million injuries from falls were treated in emergency rooms across the country in 2010? Of these, 662,000 were admitted into the hospital. Many times these falls in older people result in hip fractures, lacerations, and traumas to the head. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented through simple measures such as:

  • exercise to help promote balance and stability
  • changing medications which may cause dizziness or sleepiness
  • having regular eye exams to improve vision
  • evaluating home hazards such as throw rugs and other obstacles which may cause one to trip

To lower your risk of bone fracture, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, get plenty of weight bearing exercise, and get screened for osteoporosis.

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